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The five piece - consisting of Louis Borlase, Oliver Judge, Arthur Leadbetter, Laurie Nankivell and Anton Pearson - met in Brighton in 2015 whilst at University. Connecting over a love of ambient and jazz, they began playing together at a local jazz café. Their tastes widened and skills expanded, and soon the propulsive sounds of 1970s Germany found its way into the band’s already eclectic palate via their debut EP, 2017’s Lino.

A year later followed single ‘Terrestrial Changeover Blues (2007-2012)’ and with it came another progression via its woozy, hypnotic and unfurling grooves. ‘The Dial’ proved a breakthrough moment for the band, connecting them with their producer Dan Carey (Black Midi, Fontaines DC, Kae Tempest, Franz Ferdinand) and his label Speedy Wunderground. ‘Houseplants’ - a frantic and frenetic burst of wiry post-punk and jagged kraut-jazz - then rocketed the band to one of the most hyped in the UK. It was A-listed by BBC Radio 6music, knockout tours and festival sets followed, from SXSW to Glastonbury, as did piles of glowing press from The Guardian, NME, The Face, The Quietus and countless others. The band was also on the longlist for the BBC Music Sound of 2020 poll.